The Network Hub:

January, 2009


January 28, 2009  10:43 PM

AT&T climbs to top in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for global network service providers

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Gartner has published its first Magic Quadrant for the global network service providers since the summer of 2007. As you probably know, the Magic Quadrant is a market assessment tool that rates vendors on their...

January 28, 2009  5:10 PM

Aruba courts Nortel customers with multivendor WLAN management suite

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Aruba Networks has joined the growing ring of vultures circling above Nortel Networks' Toronto headquarters, where executives are busily trying to restructure Nortel while under the cover of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Aruba

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January 27, 2009  9:09 PM

‘Get with the Programmer’ contest seeks hottest tech guy

Shamus McGillicuddy 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

Are you the Romeo of routing? The Orlando Bloom of the OSI model? Here's your chance to shine... pixel heart Just in time for...


January 22, 2009  8:16 PM

Belkin offered cash for positive reviews of router

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The Daily Background blog has created quite a stir for pointing out that a Belkin buisness devleopment rep was offering money for positive...

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January 22, 2009  7:44 PM

Riverbed gets Mazu Networks for a bargain

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

WAN optimization heavyweight Riverbed Technology gobbled up Mazu Networks this week for just $25 million in cash. Mazu is a privately held company that sells network behavior analysis (NBA) tools that analyze the...


January 19, 2009  9:11 PM

Maintstream IPv6 is inching closer

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Over the last year I've written about the importance of developing your IPv6 skills now, and about how you should be looking at what kind of

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January 17, 2009  2:29 AM

CNN viewers spooked by Cisco ad during flight 1549 coverage

Shamus McGillicuddy 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

You know how sometimes you're watching TV and the commercials seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to the program... and you wonder if it was just coincidence, or some kind of prank on the part of the programmers? In Cisco's case, the coincidental placement of their TelePresence "Business Travel...


January 16, 2009  11:27 PM

Cisco’s Warrior may be Washington-bound for Obama CTO post

Shamus McGillicuddy 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

Last spring at Cisco Networkers, I remember some jokes being bandied about regarding John Chambers as a potential candidate for president. It now seems that Cisco is actually quite close to having a representative in Obama's administration. According to published reports, Cisco CTO Padmasree...


January 15, 2009  6:47 PM

PCI Compliance: Not easy, but not optional

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

While working on a story about how updates to PCI compliance rules will phase out WEP for retailers who process credit cards, I came across one of the more interesting takes on PCI compliance, by...


January 15, 2009  3:24 PM

How network engineers can avoid the data center move blues

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

Just because we're surrounded by bad news doesn't mean we can't turn our lemons into lemonade. That's at least what network management software solution company Advanced Systems Group (ASG) has done (not to be confused with the

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